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Great Sandy Strait catchment story

The catchment stories present a story using real maps that can be interrogated, zoomed in and moved to explore the area in more detail. They are used to take users through multiple maps, images and videos to provide engaging, in-depth information.

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is part of a series of catchment stories prepared for Queensland.

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The Mary River is the largest catchment flowing to the Great Sandy Strait. It is dominated by grazing and forestry and includes residential areas such as Gympie, Maryborough, Cooroy and many smaller townships. There are also large areas of other farming, and conservation and natural areas. The Butchulla name for the lower Mary River is recorded as Moonabulla, meaning many river bends.

The catchment story for the Mary River is available here (see link below). Please note that this catchment story will open as a video in a new tab, and you can come back to this map series to view the other catchment stories in the other tabs.

Mary River transcript

Last updated: 13 October 2017

This page should be cited as:

Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (2017) Great Sandy Strait catchment story – Mary River, WetlandInfo website, accessed 24 September 2020. Available at:

Queensland Government
WetlandInfo   —   Department of Environment and Science